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A boy sweeping the street with a broom touches his forelock as a woman crosses the street, holding up her skirts. Engraving by C.W. Sharpe, 1864, after W.P. Frith, 1858.
- Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909.
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1 print : engraving ; image 24.6 x 19.2 cm
The crossing sweeper. W.P. Frith R.A.
Mark Bills, 'William Powell Frith's "The crossing sweeper: an archetypal image of mid-nineteenth-century London', The Burlington magazine, May 2004, vol. 146, pp 300-307, p. 306, fig. 11
Lettering is in pencil.
Wellcome Library no. 32011i